Disappointing year for me – decided to avoid Leeds city centre, as the queues were unbelievable. Last year I went to Norman Records, which is in the middle of an industrial estate off the motorway, and managed to get everything I wanted, but they weren’t allowed to take part this year – as they technically aren’t a record shop.
Decided on The Record Cafe in Bradford – got there about 7:30am and was 33rd in the line. Soon as I got in the shop I could see I was going to miss out as they hardly had anything! One, at best two copies, of stuff. They listed everything they had (which was impressive) beforehand, but not how many copies!
So I missed out on The Cure albums, the Manics and Placebo/Bowie 12″s – which all sold straight away. Got the Madonna 12″, and a friend managed to pick up The Smiths 7″ for me – but all in all, bit rubbish this year.